Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

Dramatic scenery leads to a white, sandy beach and plunge pool. Settle down for a picnic here and feel your cares melt away.

The gorge can only be accessed during the dry season, when the waterfall slows to a trickle.

Take a scenic flight over the falls during the tropical summer to see them in their full thundering glory.


Access is via a shuttle boat. Drift through the gorge while your guide points out the ancient secrets of the escarpments and a fantastic array of aquatic life. In the crystal-clear water are barramundi, saratoga, black bream, rainbow fish, long-necked turtles, Mertens water monitors, freshwater crocodiles and the elusive pig-nosed turtle (warradjan).

After you dock, follow the creek upstream over rocks and boulders and along the floating boardwalk while taking in the grandeur of the massive 150 m escarpments.


As you walk up the gorge, you might hear the white-lined honeyeater calling out to let the spirits know you are coming.

Getting there

Access is by a boat shuttle service followed by a short walk over boulders, sand and a floating boardwalk.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bowali Visitor Centre and Karnamarr campground.

You will need a high-clearance 4WD with snorkel due to the deep water crossing at Jim Jim Creek. Allow half an hour each way from Jim Jim Falls. Please adhere to speed limits and drive safely.

4WD tours are available to Jim Jim and Twin Falls during the dry season.

More information

Download the PDF guide to Jim Jim and Twin Falls


Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

See the access report for more details.

Type of walk

Return track

Walk grade


Time required

2 hours